Heart bypass surgery

Alternative Names

Off-pump coronary artery bypass; OPCAB; Beating heart surgery; Bypass surgery – heart; CABG; Coronary artery bypass graft; Coronary artery bypass surgery; Coronary bypass surgery

Definition of Heart bypass surgery

Heart bypass surgery creates a new route, called a bypass, for blood and oxygen to reach your heart.

Review

Shabir Bhimji MD, PhD, Specializing in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland , TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/2/2010

Heart, front view
Posterior heart arteries
Anterior heart arteries
Atherosclerosis
Heart bypass surgery - series

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